Jamia Hafsa of Lal Masjid students rises again
Jamia Hafsa spirit rises again
Islamabad, July 10, 2008: Students of the demolished Jamia Hafsa of Lal Masjid
demanded on Wednesday that the government rebuild their seminary at its original
The demand was made at a Shuhada-i-Lal Masjid
conference for women, organised in connection with the first anniversary of Lal
Umme Hassan, who was the principal of the seminary
before it was demolished, put forward three demands at the conference: release
Maulana Abdul Aziz, her husband and former Khateeb (preacher) of Lal Masjid,
resumption of classes in Jamia Faridia and reconstruction of Jamia
Other speakers said they were peace-loving people and wanted to
contribute towards progress and prosperity of the country. They stressed that
girls should be allowed to continue their education at Jamia Hafsa.
reported that hundreds of burqa-clad women demonstrated outside the Lal Masjid
on the occasion to demand reconstruction of Jamia Hafsa. Until that was done,
they said they would continue to hold classes in the open at the side of the
It quoted Umme Hassan as telling the rally within the mosque
compound that "our mujahedin laid down their lives for the enforcement of the
Islamic system in Pakistan. We are left behind to carry forward their
"We should prepare our children and men for jihad," she said and
the audience responded with chants such as "jihad is our way!".
to the BBC Umme Hassan said the present democratic system was the biggest hurdle
in the way of enforcing Islamic system in the country and believed that would be
possible "only under Khilafat". Dawn
Name: Kashif Hafeez
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan
"i think this the base for shariat in pakintan and the blood of Ghazi shaheed will bring a revolution in pakistan as soon as possible."
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan
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FUUAST students make most of funfair
Islamabad: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) campus witnessed a funfair
this week, as students are actively engaged in extracurricular activities after
lifting of ban on student unions. Students from different departments of the
university enthusiastically participated in it. They arranged a variety of
stalls representing the culture and traditions of their respective
The students belonging to Northern Areas presented their
traditional folk dances. The Pakhtoon students enthralled the campus with their
Khattak dance. The audience comprising the university students applauded their
performance and they kept on clapping, waving their hands in air and swaying to
the rhythm of the dance.
The folk music and current hit songs were played
on this occasion to set the pace of the funfair. The students, especially girls,
in colourful dresses were manning different stalls of edibles, books and
'Song dedication' was another popular activity of the funfair.
Students dedicated different hit numbers and folk songs to their friends to
express their feelings.
Mehmood Ali, Hamza Salman, Muhammad Imran,
Muhmmad Atif and Mlik Ishtiaq played an active role to organise the funfair and
make it a success.
The event rejoiced the students, however they demanded
that the university administration provide them considerable financial support
to arrange such activities in a better way.
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Protest on IIUI campus for need-based admission policy
Islamabad: The students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) staged a four-day
peaceful protest demonstration against the university administration. They were
demanding need-based admission policy instead of accommodating students on
self-finance basis, announcement of gold medals for male and female
position-holders and construction of mosque and swimming pool at the
New admissions: Meanwhile, the students desirous of admission in
the university thronged the campus to collect admission forms and information
about admission criteria.
Summer camps: Different faculties of the
university arranged summer camps to help students pass their dropped semesters.
Meanwhile, the researchers enrolled for MPhil and PhD programmes with
the Quaid-e-Azam University remained busy in their research work. Daily Times
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